The cleanup dispute over San Francisco’s lone gun range, at Lake Merced, is likely to result in a compromise Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors, but the conflict is far from finished.
San Francisco moved to evict the 400-member Pacific Rod and Gun Club in July after the two sides reached an impasse over what the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission estimated to be $10.5 million in soil cleanup costs at the site, which the club has occupied for nearly 80 years. The club said the cost was likely much lower, perhaps $5 million.
The Pacific Rod and Gun Club is nearing a new lease to remain at Lake Merced, but language regarding soil contamination is delaying the agreement. Read More
The only gun club in San Francisco has less than 30 days to pack up and find a new home.
The Pacific Rod and Gun Club was notified last week by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission that it’s 78-year-old month-to-month lease will end Aug. 15, after months of negotiations to create a new lease went stale. Read More
For years, Lake Merced’s future has been murky. Plans to clean the surrounding waterfront and improve recreational opportunities generated more talk than action.
But last week, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission approved a transfer of land at the lake, which will help clear the road for a $10.7 million cleanup of land occupied by the Pacific Rod and Gun Club. Read More